Feb. 11, 2005
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Junior Liz Bartle broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning with a home run and No. 20 Georgia Tech (4-0) posted three more runs in the seventh inning to down Boston College (0-1), 6-2, at the FAU Worth Invitational on Friday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets will face No. 27 Northwestern (4-1) later this afternoon.
Freshman Whitney Humphreys (1-0) entered the circle for Tech in the fourth inning and picked up the win for the Rambling Wreck. The Shady Spring, W. Va., native threw three innings, allowing no runs on two hits.
The Jackets took advantage of two BC errors in the top of the second inning as freshmen Stepanie Butler and Aileen Morales scored on the errors to give Tech an early 2-0 lead.
The Eagles responded with an unearned run in the bottom half of the second as Britney Thompson led off with a base hit to right field and advanced to third on an error by the Tech right fielder. Thompson eventually scored on a strikeout/wild pitch to cut the deficit to 2-1.
BC’s Kristin Allain tied the score with a two-out double into left-center field to plate Elena Ferrero who led off the inning with a double as the game headed to the fifth inning tied at 2-2.
Bartle broke the tie in the top of the sixth inning with her first home run of the season as Tech jumped in front, 3-2.
Tech’s Christine Sheridan drove in the fourth run of the day for the Jackets in the top of the seventh inning to score Morales to push the lead to two, 4-2. Bartle earned a walk with the bases loaded to score sophomore Caitlin Lever and freshman Kacey Ivey drove in the final run of the game with a single to third base as Tech held on to a 6-2 win.
Sheridan led the Yellow Jackets offensively, going 2-for3, with one RBI and one run scored. Bartle finished 1-for-2, with a walk and two runs batted in, while Donovan went 1-for-3, with one RBI and a walk, moving into sixth place all-time in Atlantic Coast Conference history with 89 career walks.